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Ki-Jung Kim

Staff Writer, Real Estate Team Leader Mae Il Business Newspaper

Biography

Mr. Ki-Jung Kim is a staff writer and a real estate team leader for Mae Il Business Newspaper. He has covered the City of Seoul and its real estate development projects such as project on Samsung Dong Area. He co-authored a book called The Future of Cities, suggesting four strategies for Seoul to survive in global city war. Mr. Kim previously was a staff writer for Political Desk and served as the chair of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Press Corps, covering the MOFA of Korea and the foreign embassy located in Korea. He interviewed global political leaders such as Ehud Barak of Israel and Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand and wrote an extensive article on the former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Sung Kim. Prior to joining Mae Il Business Newspaper, Mr. Kim worked for Joong Ang Daily Newspaper, based in Los Angeles for ten years. He began as a staff writer for Business Desk and wrote investigative articles on global financial crisis and community banking. Later, he became an editor for Investigative Desk, interviewing North Korean officials who visited UC San Diego for studying capitalism and conducting political opinion survey of Korean communities in regard to presidential election in Korea.
Mr. Kim holds a B.A. degree from Chung-Ang University in Mass Communication and Journalism and a M.A. degree from University of Southern California in Communication.